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Fleet Feet Sports Dad's Day Gift Ideas

June 5, 2009 10:18:07 AM PDT
Dave Zimmer, the owner of Fleet Feet Sports Chicago, shares his picks for the latest in gear for active dads.SIGG (Retail $20 to $25)
Sigg is a Swiss made line of products that do not contain BPA, lead or phthalates and are the best selling reusable water bottle in the world. Sigg bottles are extruded from a single piece of pure aluminum for seamless, leak-proof durability. These bottles are a healthy and safe choice for the body that keeps you hydrating throughout the day.

Superfeet three-quarter DressFit insoles (Retail $20)

Superfeet three-quarter dressfit insoles are recommended for loafers, lace - ups and casual shoes that do not have removable insoles. Superfeet's firm, contoured shape provides support, balance and comfort soft insoles cannot achieve. The insoles provide biomechanical support through a comfortable heel cup and anatomically shaped for a man's foot.

Sandals (Retail $50 to $100)

Montrail: Montrail Sandals include a revolutionary thermomoldable foam the can be molded into the exact shape of the foot for the ultimate in support and comfort. Great for post race.

Chaco: Chaco Sandals have a biocentric foot bed which enables each style to be supportive and comfortable for any activity. Chaco has been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

Keen: Keen sandals include a secure fit strap design that adjusts for a comfortable fit. The metatomical foot bed conforms to the foot's shape for personalized comfort.

Icebreaker/Smartwool (Retails $10 to $100)

Icebreaker and Smartwool clothing and accessories use merino fibers that are 100 percent natural, finer, softer and more insulating and more breathable. The fibers keep a person cool in the heat and warm in the cold. Merino wool is antimicrobial, making each piece odor resistant. Icebreaker and Smartwool can be worn casually to work or out to dinner as well as on a long run through the city.

Zoot Compression (Retails $50 to $100)
Zoot compression offers increased circulation, muscle alignment and constriction. Through compression, lactic acid buildup, swelling and fatigue will reduce keeping the athlete our longer, recovering faster and simply performing better. Zoot offers compression in their socks, calf guards, tights and tops.

Polar RS300X (Retails $170 to $250)

The new RS300X from POLAR has all the essential heart rate features in this good looking and simple to use training computer. Features of the watch help the athlete train at the right intensity with personal training zones and displays calories burned. It is also compatible with the S1 foot pod and G1 GPS sensor to combine heart rate training with speed and distance.

You can find Fleet Feet Sports at two different locations in Chicago: Pipers Alley at 1620 North Wells and Lincoln Square at 4555 North Lincoln Avenue. Both locations offer free weekly fun runs. For more information visit FleetFeetChicago.com


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